Leadership of four Labour Unions in the Public Universities in Ghana have given government a week ultimatum to address their conditions of service else, teaching, and related activities on all the campuses will be withdrawn effective Wednesday, 5th October 2022.
Their request includes Vehicle Maintenance and Off-campus allowance, Online Teaching Support Allowance and Book and Research Allowance for this year which they say has been delayed.
The unions namely, University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA), Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH), and the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UOG), said their working conditions have been overly varied at their blindside with the intention of selective application of the same conditions unknown to them.
Speaking at a News Conference in Accra, President of UTAG, Professor Solomon Nunoo highlighted recent developments that have led to the current state of affairs and its negative impact on their members.
The Unions asked about the state of Market Premium, and the review of the Single Spine Salary Structure in 2023, which was agreed on at the National Labour Conference at Kwahu to help address concerns of Public Sector workers.
The concerned Labour Unions are admonishing all their members to remain calm and steadfast, adding that they will resist any attempt by the employer to vary the terms of their agreed Conditions of Service without due process.